Mattie Williams, 67
DATE OF CRIME:
August 28, 2006
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY:
Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office
DETECTIVES / EXPERTS:
Terry Wyatt (MPSO), Johnny Bonds, Armando Perez, Chief Randy Tappin (Collinston Police Department), Mitchell Jeselink (MPSO)
Mattie Williams was an active member of her church and was known throughout the community as a loving mother. On the morning of Monday, August 28, 2006, a friend of Mattie’s went by her home after receiving no response to repeated attempts to reach her. The friend noticed some blood on the outside wall of Mattie’s house and quickly called the police, who found no trace of Mattie inside. News of Mattie’s disappearance spread quickly throughout the community, as many church friends and family quickly gathered to search for her. She was found six hours later, stabbed and bludgeoned to death, in a lonely, wooded area about three miles from her home. It was a complete shock to the entire community. Her killer -- or killers -- have never been found.